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I was recently fired after 5 months and I have to say it's comforting to read others' experience about it. I know I'm not the first person to be fired, but when it happens, it so humiliating and shaming even when I feel it was not my fault. I'm 50 years old and have never lost a job and I'm devastated, mostly because I'm afraid I won't find another job soon enough. A year and a half ago I left hospital nursing to start a new career in pharmaceutical nursing, since the hospital was getting too political. I joined a company through a recruiter as a contractor (clinical safety analyst). It was a grueling 6 months, but they were wonderful to me and I learned more than I ever anticipated. Along came a job offer for a permanent position with all the benefits and stability (Ha,ha). Everyone encouraged me to go for it, so I did. It was not what I expected from the beginning. I sat for 6 weeks reading SOP's. I was not received well when I asked when my training would start.
I don't know about you, but reading SOP's without applying them seems like a waste of time. They were converting over to a new system and really didn't know what to train me on. They also made a lot of assumptions that in my short time in pharma, that I knew a lot more. They were upset when I asked questions they felt I should know. When they finally started to train me on my job (still no new system), they started to pick on me about everything (really crazy things). After 6 weeks, they felt I made too many mistakes (in a job that typically takes a year to get proficient). My colleagues who had been there 2 years, still made mistakes. Remember we're all human. Even management was making mistakes.
I should've read between the lines and got out sooner, but I don't give up easily and thought it would all work out. The corporate world is so different and I've since read many articles about people who were mistreated and it's really scarey. So I have a few recruiters scouting for me and I spend many hours online. The time of year makes it hard, but I'm trying to stay positive. I'm working on what to say at my interviews about getting fired and praying I find a job soon.
Just would like some feedback from those that have gone through it and any suggestions to help me keep my sanity.
Thanks so much and happy holidays everyone!
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